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Recognizing and Treating Injuries Caused by SCUBA Diving

EMS providers may be called to assess diving-related injuries that occurred far from their service area, making it important for the provider to recognize these injuries and make the correct triage and transport decisions.

Overview of Prehospital Airway Suctioning

Few situations in medicine are more high-stakes than management of the unstable airway.

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Recognizing and Treating Injuries Caused by SCUBA Diving

August 17, 2015

EMS providers may be called to assess diving-related injuries that occurred far from their service area, making it important for the provider to recognize these injuries and make the correct triage and transport decisions.

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Overview of Prehospital Airway Suctioning

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Few situations in medicine are more high-stakes than management of the unstable airway.

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Treatment Considerations for Patients Using So-Called Legal Recreational Drugs

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